June 8, 2007
General aviation pilots will still have access to Chicago Executive Airport's crosswind runway, Runway 6-24. That's because the airport's board did a one-eighty and voted to keep the runway open. As ePilot had previously reported, the board voted in April to begin the process of closing the runway. Officials from Paletine and Prospect Heights, joint sponsors of the airport who appoint airport board members, favored keeping the runway open. The Daily Herald reported that the decision to keep the runway open was made because previous safety, use, and economic development opportunity issues had been resolved. AOPA and local pilots had objected to the board's previous decision to close the runway. A week before the May 31 meeting, AOPA President Phil Boyer met with Prospect Heights Mayor Rodney Pace to discuss the importance of the airport and crosswind runway.
June 8, 2007
AOPA and the Massachusetts Airport Management Association defeat an effort to cut $34 million from the Massachusetts transportation bond bill.
Engine overhauler Penn Yan Aero announced that it is extending the warranties on overhauled and experimental aircraft engines, effective immediately.
Dinners at Waypoint Café at California's Camarillo Airport will have an outside dining option to watch airplanes and helicopters take off and land, and learn more about general aviation in the process.
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